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June 2018

PRIMAVERA AT 25: MCA COLLECTION

June 15 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection celebrates twenty-five years of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s Primavera exhibition. Exhibition on view 16 June – 19 August 2018. Primavera at 25: MCA Collection celebrates twenty-five years of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s Primavera exhibition. Taking this significant milestone as a departure point, Primavera at 25 brings together works by 19 artists and artist groups, who have previously exhibited in Primavera, that explore ideas of transformation, time and history. Established in 1992,…

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PRIMAVERA AT 25: MCA COLLECTION

June 16 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection celebrates twenty-five years of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s Primavera exhibition. Taking this significant milestone as a departure point, Primavera at 25 brings together works by 19 artists and artist groups, who have previously exhibited in Primavera, that explore ideas of transformation, time and history. Established in 1992, Primavera showcases the work of young Australia artists aged 35 years and under. One of the longest-running exhibitions series in the country, Primavera has become a…

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July 2018

David Fairbairn Drawn to Print & Aleph Geddis hard/soft 2018 Exhibition

July 13 - September 8
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Line is the foundation of David Fairbairn’s art: from a density of line work, form emerges. In this exhibition of large scale portraiture, Fairbairn experiments with etching. From the etched line – then corroded and transformed by the printing process – the face and personality of each subject is revealed. The sculptural works of Aleph Geddis live at the intersection of traditional methods and modernist forms, informed by the stylised naturalism of Pacific Northwest carving and the essence of Platonic…

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Northern Exposure 5 ON VIEW

July 14 @ 10:00 am - September 9 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Now in its fifth year, Northern Exposure has become renowned for showcasing the vibrant creativity of the Mid North Coast. Northern Exposure 5 Exhibition viewing dates: 14 July – 9 September 2018 Northern Exposure is back! Bigger, brighter and more inspiring than ever before. Now in its fifth year, Northern Exposure has become renowned for showcasing the vibrant creativity of the Mid North Coast. The exhibition presents a cross section of artistic practice, including sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, mosaic…

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$5.00 for the opening $2.00 for visiting

Sawtell Art Group’s “Distracted” Exhibition

July 28 @ 11:00 am - August 26 @ 3:00 pm
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

Showcasing Contemporary and Abstract Artworks – Any Medium

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August 2018

InkScape Art Exhibition

August 1 - 18
A Little To the Left Studio & Gallery,
121-129 Victoria Street (upstairs), - Literary Institute Building, Taree,

Duo-Exposé with Kevin Griffiths and Ruth Brunner. InkScapes – one medium, two artists at A Little To The Left Studio & Gallery, Taree, from 1 – 18 August. The Opening is on Saturday 4 August at 2pm, by Ali Haigh

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Sculpture in the Gaol – Community Sculpture Project

August 5 - September 1
Trial Bay Gaol,
Arakoon, Australia

A community sculpture project, destined for display at this year’s Sculpture in the Gaol exhibition, has been co-created by youngsters from West Kempsey’s Dalaigur Pre-school with families and community. The project is facilitated by Dunghutti Elder Uncle John Kelly together with art therapist Rena Shein working with Gunawirra, a not-for-profit organisation. The primary inspiration is a Dreamtime story called King of the Birds which was chosen by Uncle John. “The children have been learning the story in language, while enjoying…

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Sculpture in the Gaol

August 5 @ 9:00 am - September 1 @ 4:30 pm
Trial Bay Gaol,
Arakoon, Australia

Don’t miss this highly popular annual sculpture exhibition at Trial Bay Gaol in Arakoon National Park, near South West Rocks. This year there’ll be an official opening and over 60 works in the show. This popular sculpture exhibition attracts over 5000 visitors to Trial Bay Gaol each year. It’s a fantastic opportunity for artists to reach a broad audience. Winning sculptures in each category are selected by People’s Choice. The event opens on Sunday 5 August 2018 with a gala,…

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All Creatures Great & Small Art Exhibition

August 6 @ 10:00 am - September 19 @ 3:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

From bugs to elephants, the “All Creatures Great & Small” Art Exhibition at the Showground Gallery showcases the art of the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group members in a variety of disciplines: Acrylics, Calligraphy, Drawing, Fibre art, Oils, Origami, Pastels, Photography, Watercolours, and more. The Exhibition opens 12noon – come & join us for lunch – Saturday 4 August and is on display until 19 September. The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, with Free…

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2018 Marnie Yeates Nature Photographic Competition and Exhibition

August 10 - 26
Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia

The C.ex Coffs Camera Club is proud to announce the 2018 Marnie Yeates Nature Photography Competition. This has been an annual event for almost 16 years and is open to all amateur photographers in our region. (Red Rock to Scotts Head and west to Dorrigo and Glenreagh). All images must comply with the FIAP Nature Photography Definition and the entrant must have photographed each entry. ENTRY FEE: $15 per photographer for TWO entries only, (students $10 for two entries) After…

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The Botanic Ashes – Australia v England

August 19 - September 14
Nexus Community Gallery,
Old Butter Factory, Bellingen 2454,

An exhibition of new handmade ink works utilising Australian native plants, in friendly competition with inks traditionally used by English dye makers. These works are an attempt to use more sustainable art practices to celebrate the natural world. Exhibition opens 3pm on 19th August and runs till 14th September at Nexus Community Gallery, Old Butter Factory, Doepel St Bellingen PH: 66559222. https://www.ilovebelloshire.com/event/botanic-ashes-england-v-australia-nexus-gallery-bellingen/

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single $25 Member $20 Under 12 Free

2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

See the most talked-about exhibition before anyone else! Exhibition Openings are a great opportunity to mingle with friends, artists, curators and learn more about the latest exhibitions. The Glasshouse Regional Gallery invites you and a guest to the opening of the 2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour. Bookings essential. Nibbles & complimentary drink on arrival. Drinks can be purchased at the bar. 2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour Exhibition on view 25 August – 7 October 2018. The annual Archibald Prize is…

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$15 per student

Archibald Prize 2017 Regional Tour

August 25 @ 10:00 am - October 7 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

The annual Archibald Prize is eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike. Prestigious and controversial, the Archibald Prize is Australia’s foremost portraiture prize. Over the years it has become a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists. First awarded in 1921, it judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW and awarded to the best portrait painting. The Archibald Prize awards $100,000 prize money for the winning artist. This touring exhibition…

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Member $5 Single $7.50 Under 12 $5

2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour Glasshouse Members Only Tours

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - October 1 @ 3:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

This touring exhibition is an opportunity to see all the finalists in the Archibald Prize 2017. 2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour Glasshouse Members Only Tours Glasshouse Members Only Tours provide Members and their guest with exclusive access to the Gallery with a tour guide to view the 2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour. Bookings essential. Tickets for these tours are only available for sale at the Glasshouse and or by telephone. 2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour Exhibition on view 25 August…

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September 2018
Admission is adults $5; children u16 $3; Friends of the Bunker and kids u5 Free.

30th Rotary Cartoon Awards Exhibition

September 1 @ 10:00 am - October 21 @ 4:00 pm
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,

The Rotary Cartoon Awards are back at Coffs Harbour’s Bunker Cartoon Gallery! The Exhibition runs daily from 10 am to 4 pm from 1 September until 21 October. Now in its 30th year and the backbone of the Bunker Cartoon Gallery’s cartoon collection, this is your chance to see the cartoonists’ original works from around Australia and overseas. Come and cast your eyes over the best of Australian, international, and school-age cartoonists’ original works in all their glory. Always fiercely…

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$35 online ticket/$32.50 pre-purchase at the Bunker/$30 Friends of the Bunker pre-purchase at the Bunker

Presentation Night – 30th Rotary Cartoon Awards

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,

Join us at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery when we reveal the winners of the 30th Rotary Cartoon Awards. This is the cartoonists’ night-of-nights and they will be at the Bunker in full force. You can mix & mingle, hear their stories and learn of their art & love of cartooning. Always fiercely competitive, with hundreds of entries in six categories, and this year with two additional sections: International entries and 12- 18-year olds. The judges’ decisions were difficult and tonight…

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Traces in Time

September 5 @ 12:00 am
Macleay Valley Community Gallery,
Kinchela Street, Gladstone NSW,

‘Traces in Time’ showcases art by three artists, Denise Delaney, Sara Wade and Lesley Rae, who are investigating patterns in the landscape. The art works reflect the ephemera of life cycles and fleeting moments interpreted through a variety of ceramics, collage, printmaking, drawing and paintings. Opening to meet the artists Saturday 8 September at 2pm

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Single $7.50 Member $5.00

Art Chat in the Gallery

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Come and enjoy a fun, informal and friendly morning in the Gallery. Come and enjoy a fun, informal and friendly morning in the Gallery. Spend some time hearing about the current exhibitions and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat afterwards. The Glasshouse Regional Gallery supporting arts within our community. Please note: the Glasshouse Regional Gallery is closed on Mondays.

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Clay Intersections – ADC On Tour: An Australian Design Centre national touring exhibition

September 14 - November 10
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,
Corner Coffs & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour, 2450 2450 Australia

Clay Intersections is an ADC On Tour national touring exhibition, first presented by Australian Design Centre in 2016. Curated by Gallery Co-ordinator Cath Fogarty, the exhibition highlights the work of eight contemporary makers selected for their diverse approaches to their ceramic practice: Kenji Uranishi, Tania Rollond, Bridget Bodenham, Helen Earl, Ulrica Trulsson, Natalie Rosin and Cone 11’s Colin Hopkins and Ilona Topolcsanyi.

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ARTEXPRESS OPENING

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

ARTEXPRESS is a series of exhibitions of exemplary bodies of work developed by NSW Visual Arts students for the Higher School Certificate. ARTEXPRESS OPENING Be the first to see the outstanding works by Higher School Certificate Visual Arts students from schools in NSW in the annual ARTEXPRESS Exhibition. Free event, drinks available for purchase from the bar. Bookings essential, call 6581 8888 or book online. ARTEXPRESS On view 15 September – 4 November ARTEXPRESS is a series of exhibitions of…

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Exhibition Opening – Clay Intersections

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery,
Duke Street, Coffs Harbour,

Join us for a dynamic and diversely textural Ceramics Exhibition Opening Night. Clay Intersections is an ADC On Tour national touring exhibition, first presented by Australian Design Centre in 2016. Curated by Gallery Co-ordinator Cath Fogarty, the exhibition highlights the work of eight contemporary makers selected for their diverse approaches to their ceramic practice. It presents the work of Kenji Uranishi, Tania Rollond, Bridget Bodenham, Helen Earl, Ulrica Trulsson, Natalie Rosin and Cone 11’s Colin Hopkins and Ilona Topolcsanyi and explores how each of…

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ARTEXPRESS 2018

September 15 @ 10:00 am - November 4 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

ARTEXPRESS is a series of exhibitions of exemplary bodies of work developed by NSW Visual Arts students for the Higher School Certificate. The exhibitions are a high quality teaching and learning resource representing best practice in visual arts education. ARTEXPRESS includes a broad range of approaches and expressive forms including ceramics, collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic design, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre and time-based forms. ARTEXPRESS has grown to become a much anticipated event in the…

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Artexpress 2018

September 15 @ 10:00 am - November 4 @ 4:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

ARTEXPRESS is a series of exhibitions of exemplary bodies of work developed by NSW Visual Arts students for the Higher School Certificate. ARTEXPRESS is a series of exhibitions of exemplary bodies of work developed by NSW Visual Arts students for the Higher School Certificate. The exhibitions are a high quality teaching and learning resource representing best practice in visual arts education. ARTEXPRESS includes a broad range of approaches and expressive forms including ceramics, collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic…

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November 2018

Lakeside Festival Art Prize

November 3 @ 9:00 am - November 4 @ 2:00 pm
Tuncurry Memorial Hall,
Point Rd, Tuncurry,

WHERE: Held inside the Historic Tuncurry Memorial Hall, Point Rd Tuncurry WHEN: 9am to 2pm Saturday 3rd | 9am to 12pm Sunday 4th November 2018. The Lakeside Art Prize Exhibition forms part of the 2018 Lakeside Festival, now in its third year running. View over 200+ stunning works of local art on display and for sale. ADDMISSION is only a gold coin donation which goes directly towards the TUNCURRY MEMORIAL HALL repair & renew fund. All displays are entered from local artists and schools in…

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